Netflix shuts down its services in Russia
Emma RothThe Verge
Netflix is suspending its services in Russia over the country’s invasion of Ukraine, as first reported by Variety.
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia”
“Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” Netflix spokesperson Emily Feingold said in a statement to The Verge.
Last week, Netflix said it wouldn’t comply with a new Russian law that requires large streamers to host 20 Russian propaganda channels, such as NTV and the state-backed Channel One. The streaming giant later announced that it’s halting all productions and acquisitions in Russia — Netflix had been working on four Russian originals at the time. According to Bloomberg, Netflix...Continue Reading